Cheffins' vintage vehicle auction in Sutton rakes in over £1.4million selling over 3,000 individual lots including a restored steam engine for £98,000

PUBLISHED: 12:14 03 May 2018 | UPDATED: 12:15 03 May 2018

The Cheffin�s Cambridge vintage vehicle auction fetched over �1,400,000 in Sutton on Saturday April 21. PHOTO: Submitted

The Cheffin�s Cambridge vintage vehicle auction fetched over �1,400,000 in Sutton on Saturday April 21. PHOTO: Submitted

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More than £1.4 million worth of vintage vehicles went under the hammer at Cheffin's latest auction in Sutton.

The 1919 Albion Anglo-American Oil Company delivery lorry which sold for £60,900 - The Cheffin’s Cambridge vintage vehicle auction fetched over £1,400,000 in Sutton on Saturday April 21. PHOTO: SubmittedThe 1919 Albion Anglo-American Oil Company delivery lorry which sold for £60,900 - The Cheffin’s Cambridge vintage vehicle auction fetched over £1,400,000 in Sutton on Saturday April 21. PHOTO: Submitted

With 212 classic and vintage tractors, 41 vintage motorcycles, 10 classic cars, 16 classic commercial vehicles and two full-sized steam engines among the 3,000 lots, there was plenty to choose from for bidders.

The headline lot of the day was a delivery lorry from 1919, the Alboin Anglo-American Oil Company truck fetched £60,900, which is one of the highest prices paid for a vintage commercial vehicle in the UK.

The truck only had two owners from new and was bought by the vendor in 1985, it was fully restored in 2011, including over £1,500 worth of gold leaf used to recreate the sign writing.

Bill King, chairman of Cheffins, said: “Over 3,000 lots went under the hammer in the April heat wave and drew crowds of biblical proportions to what must be the busiest vintage sale hosted by Cheffins to date.

The Cheffin’s Cambridge vintage vehicle auction fetched over £1,400,000 in Sutton on Saturday April 21. PHOTO: SubmittedThe Cheffin’s Cambridge vintage vehicle auction fetched over £1,400,000 in Sutton on Saturday April 21. PHOTO: Submitted

“There was a superb line up of tractors as well as classic cars, motorbikes, models and various other memorabilia items.

“Prices achieved were spectacular with a number of records broken for various items.

“The automobilia section was also particularly strong at this year’s sale and we look forward to a further tranche of items from the Stewart Imber collection later on in the year.”

Of the 212 tractors available, the top price went to a 1966 Doe-130 which had been fully restored and sold for £72,975.

The 1907 Davey Paxman steam engine that sold for £98,700 - The Cheffin’s Cambridge vintage vehicle auction fetched over £1,400,000 in Sutton on Saturday April 21. PHOTO: SubmittedThe 1907 Davey Paxman steam engine that sold for £98,700 - The Cheffin’s Cambridge vintage vehicle auction fetched over £1,400,000 in Sutton on Saturday April 21. PHOTO: Submitted

A spokesman said: “Ford and Fordson conversions were also popular with buyers with two restored Roadless examples selling for £53,550 for a 118 version and £31,500 for a 980 version.

“The automotive and motorcycle section also saw strong prices paid on the day with the lead lot being a 1960 BMW R60 motorcycle and sidecar selling for £11,016, whilst a 1977 Ducati 900SS ‘Special’ made £9,720.

“Other highlights included a single owner collection of auto literature with 75 lots selling for a total of £11,500.

“Vintage car lovers were interested in the sale of part of the world-renowned automobilia collection from Goodwood Revival and set and prop hire company, Themed Garages.

The Cheffin�s Cambridge vintage vehicle auction fetched over �1,400,000 in Sutton on Saturday April 21. PHOTO: SubmittedThe Cheffin�s Cambridge vintage vehicle auction fetched over �1,400,000 in Sutton on Saturday April 21. PHOTO: Submitted

“Owned by famous enthusiast, Stewart Imber, the collection has previously appeared on Channel 4, Quest TV and has been dressing sets at The Goodwood Revival since 2005.”

The sale took place at Cheffins Machinery Sale Ground, Sutton – for more information, visit www.cheffins.co.uk or call Cheffins auctioneers on 01353 777767.

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